Stain glass window depicts St. Thomas of Canterbury
Installed in 1893 by Tiroler Glasmalerri of Innsbruck, Austria.
The window is in memory of the parents of Letitia Payne.


Protection of Children

The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel.

Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and the children and adolescents … Continue reading

INVITATION R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

A study of Catholic beliefs and practices including the Church Creed, sacraments, worship, prayer, morality and commandments. No charge … Download pdf file for more information.


Life: an intricate masterpiece

By Bishop Joseph Kopacz

he Sacred Scripture proclaimed at all Masses last weekend were inspired texts at the outset of the month of October which is devoted to the Church’s pro-life vision for our world. A world convulsed by violence, destruction, abuse and neglect. … Continue reading

The Path To Healing Is A Humble Path Ordinary Time - Week 28

By Bishop Robert Barron – October 13, 2019

I have always loved the story of Naaman the Syrian, which is found in the second book of Kings, as part of the Elisha cycle of readings. It is, on the surface at least, a very simple narrative, but it packs a punch spiritually speaking.

Listen to the AUDIO Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire

Bishop Barron on St. John Henry Newman: Beyond the Left and the Right

As I read the myriad commentaries on St. John Henry Newman before his canonization, I’m particularly struck by how often he is co-opted by the various political parties active in the Church today—and how this co-opting both distorts Newman and actually makes him less interesting and relevant for our time. I should like to show this by drawing attention to two major themes in Newman’s writing—namely, the development of doctrine and the primacy of conscience.

Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005. … Father Ron's column

Daily Readings, Saint of the Day and Vatican Radio

“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” than the name of Jesus.

In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church
we can perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God... Pope John Paul II


What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in
comparison to what lies inside of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

St. Mary Basilica Coat of Arms